Akshay Kumar to play Prithviraj Chauhan in his next

Chennai: On Akshay Kumar’s 52nd birthday, Yash Raaj Films announced that they are coming up with a period film titled Prithviraj and it will be made on a mammoth budget. The film will be based on the life and heroism of King Prithviraj Chauhan and actor Akshay Kumar will be essaying the lead role.

Prithviraj is the first historical film ever made by Yash Raaj films. Akshay says, “It is truly an honour that I will be playing the role of one of the most fearless and courageous kings of India, Prithviraj Chauhan. As a nation, we should always celebrate our heroes and immortalize what they did to propagate the values that Indians lived by. Prithviraj is our attempt to bring to light his valour and daredevilry. Prithviraj was the only person standing in front of a merciless nemesis and the bravery he showed, made him a true Indian hero, an inspiration for generations and a legend. So, this announcement coming on my birthday has indeed made it more special for me.”

The film will be directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi and it will release worldwide on Deepavali 2020.

NT Bureau